20 stories to tell 2020

2020 was an unexpected year.  But at the heart of the crisis, our clients and our teams remained committed to a better world.

This document gathers a series of stories and testimonies illustrating our long-lasting commitment alongside our clients, to energy transition, to Africa, to more sustainable cities and societies.

We thank all our clients and partners for their trust.

INSIGHTS

Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
BayernLB has issued its first sustainable benchmark bond and its debut Senior Non-Preferred bond in February with Societe Generale as joint bookrunner. The proceeds will be used to fund solar and wind power projects.
Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Leader in renewable energy and sustainable real estate in the Middle East region, Masdar has issued the first Green Trade Finance line in the region.
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Societe Generale speeds up the integration of sustainable & positive impact finance and ESG across its market activities
In this interview, Pascale Moreau, Global Markets Chief Operating Officer, and Yann Garnier, Head of Sales and Research for Global Markets, discuss how 2021 will be a pivotal year in the acceleration of the integration of “sustainable and positive impact finance” (SPIF) and “environmental, social and governance” (ESG) criteria across all areas of Societe Generale’s markets activities, be it with the bank’s clients, partners within the Group or employees. They share with us their strategic priorities for Societe Generale to be a true ESG Global Markets House.
Societe Generale speeds up the integration of sustainable & positive impact finance and ESG across its market activities
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Keolis, supported by Societe Generale, is expanding its footprint in Norway and taking a new step in its strategy for sustainable mobility with the operation of its first 100% carbon-free bus network in the city of Bergen.
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Bighorn Solar: Clean energy to power a local Colorado steel mill
This is the latest project supported by Societe Generale to help promote the world's energy transition.
Bighorn Solar: Clean energy to power a local Colorado steel mill
Sustainable investment solutions continue to gain momentum
With its tremendous momentum in recent years, how is sustainable finance faring in the current market environment? Has the pandemic accelerated the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into investment processes? Have ESG investment solutions been impacted?
Sustainable investment solutions continue to gain momentum
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
Ambitious plans for battery factories and charging points require not only innovative technology but also pioneering finance.
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
To face the challenges of the energy transition, supporting the development of solutions linked to decarbonated hydrogen is a political priority that requires massive investments. A viewpoint by Olivier Musset, Global Head of the Energy Group and Louis-Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre, Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure Industry Group at Societe Generale.
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
Supporting our clients in financing projects with environmental or social benefit thanks to new a €1 billion positive-impact Green Bond
Societe Generale issues a €1 billion green bond under its new Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance framework aligned with the Group’s ESG strategy.
Supporting our clients in financing projects with environmental or social benefit thanks to new a €1 billion positive-impact Green Bond
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country.
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
First Blue Bond in Asia: oceans can help save the planet
Blue bonds are dedicated to funding marine-related projects such as protecting ocean life, reducing pollution and building offshore windfarms
First Blue Bond in Asia: oceans can help save the planet
Factoring at the heart of the bank's CSR commitments
Eric Flour, Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Factoring in charge of CSR resources and sponsors, explains how factoring, an essential lever of short-term financing for companies, has a strong impact in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Factoring at the heart of the bank's CSR commitments
Largest solar farm on the US East Coast will supply electricity to "Data Center Alley"
A new solar energy center will supply electricity to the world’s largest concentration of data centers, with the financing contribution of Societe Generale.
Largest solar farm on the US East Coast will supply electricity to "Data Center Alley"
Can LNG-to-power fulfil Indonesia's growing energy appetite?
With coal on the way out and gas as a transition fuel towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy mix, LNG-to-power solutions are expected to multiply in South East Asia, particularly in Indonesia.
Can LNG-to-power fulfil Indonesia's growing energy appetite?
In an Era of Global Emergencies, a Climate Call to Arms
The Covid-19 global pandemic has upended the way the world lives, works, and orders its priorities. More than six months into the pandemic, however, we in the United States are being reminded that climate change hasn’t gone away but is actually accelerating.
In an Era of Global Emergencies, a Climate Call to Arms
Supporting Luxembourg in its Sustainability Strategy
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the first European sovereign to issue a sustainability bond, for an amount of €1.5bn. The proceeds will be used to fund government expenditures that contribute positively to the country’s environmental and social goals.
Supporting Luxembourg in its Sustainability Strategy
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